Bit Longer at NIH

Francis Collins is staying on a little longer as the director of the National Institutes of Health, ScienceInsider reports.

The Trump transition team reached out to him to ask him to stay, though ScienceInsider notes it's unclear whether Collins will be formally re-appointed or whether is temporary.

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